An example of the hgedit textprocessor, meant to facilitate the use of greek and hebrew characters, also in the form of HTML (web) pages, which require no special fonts and can therefore be read also through simple viewers.
Complete old and new testament available in hebrew and greek representation, with all freedom to make annotations.
Editor PropertiesCurrently, the editor allows typing of english, greek and hebrew by the keyboard, while hebrew and greek characters can also be added using the mouse. Hebrew types from right to left, and can be aligned at he right margin. This is a 'version 0' which needs some work to make a full blown tool, but the screen shots give a good indication of its capabilities.
RequirementsThe editor is completely written in Tcl/Tk (a scripting language with graphical extension) that can easily be obtained, is highly portable (most PC's, unix, mac), widely used, and is even available as Netscape plugin. The fonts are simple graphics fonts (based on small gif images). When other fonts are available (for instance several word processors can use greek fonts) a converter can easily be added. There are various hebrew and greek sources on the net (will add some links) which transliterate the original charters. The setup is currently such that these sources can be pasted in the text window, selected, and converted to ancient characters with the convert buttons.
DevelopmentsWhen the editor has a more or less version 1 status, it can be made available on this site, in the form of Tcl/Tk code. Logical additions would be to have more file options, search and replace, and some more formatting, but the main reason was to make HTML pages with interlinear hebrew/greek representations, which I might implement by using a automatically formed table.